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How to monitor a folder in ubuntu



I'm trying to monitor a folder in Ubuntu, in this path: /usr/local/bin/XXXX But I see in the console: Cannot Access Folder: the folder doesn't exist

but if I connect to that machine through Putty using ssh, i can go to that folder. What am i doing wrong?

folder linux prtg

Created on Mar 7, 2018 1:50:38 AM

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Hello there,

PRTG's folder sensor can only access smb shares. See here for example how to enable it on Linux.

If you require an approach using SSH, there is no pre-built sensor in PRTG that does this, but you can try it with a script of your own and an SSH Script Sensor for example.

Kind regards,


Created on Mar 7, 2018 2:07:10 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



Thank you, we will try with the samba and we will let you know.

Created on Mar 7, 2018 11:34:04 PM



perfect, it is working using Samba.


Created on Mar 14, 2018 10:32:54 PM

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